OR woman arrested for towing kids in a wagon behind her vehicle

  • OR woman arrested for towing kids in a wagon behind her vehicle

OR woman arrested for towing kids in a wagon behind her vehicle

A mom in OR is accused of endangering her two children by towing them in a plastic wagon behind her auto around a roundabout repeatedly Wednesday night.

According to Lt. Scott McKee, of the Springfield Police Department, witnesses who saw the incident described it much differently.

Police had been called to the scene by several witnesses, who saw the vehicle circling a roundabout with the kids being pulled behind.

Springfield police said 27-year-old Alana Donahue was arrested Wednesday night after at least four motorists reported seeing the auto pulling the plastic wagon.

Officers were sent images of the 27-year-old's 1999 Ford Taurus Station Wagon pulling a two-year-old girl, her four-year-old brother and their eight-year-old cousin along the road.

Other drivers in the roundabout said Donohue was indignant when they tried to get her to stop and said she told them to "mind their own business". The witness told police that Donahue took her toddler from the wagon to the vehicle, and then continued driving with the 4-year-old and 8-year-old still in the wagon.

Donahue was not intoxicated but the mother was charged with reckless endangerment.

According to one witness, Donahue was reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour, and at one point, the wagon tipped so that it was up on two wheels, police told KVAL.

Alana Nicole Donahue [Photo: Springfield Police Department]Police arrested Donahue but noted that didn't seem to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The incident took place at around 7:40 p.m., according to KVAL.